Labour // Writing Tool

Outcome /

Labour is a considered, precision writing tool, targeted for daily use. A measured material selection enables it to degrade elegantly as intended. Pleasurable twist mechanism reveals and retracts the replaceable refill. Honest geometric form in combination with durable material properties initiates the potential for discovered uses whilst visually suggesting both functionality and brute sophistication, appealing to the target user. Meticulous internal detail provides a satisfying discovery when opened, adding to its robust impression.

“An object that is worth keeping and not perceived as consumable.”

Project /

We are now at a stage where we are beginning to understand the limits of our natural resources and cannot simply accept things as disposable. As designers we have a responsibility to initiate change. Using a writing implement as a vehicle to explore what factors contribute to achieving the user response of desiring to keep and maintain an object.


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